The Bengals have activated CB Darius Phillips from the Reserve/Injured list. In a subsequent move, they’ve also placed OT Jonah Williams on the Reserve/Injured list.
Phillips, a third-year player out of Western Michigan, had been on Reserve/Injured since right before Week 10. He suffered a groin injury against the Tennessee Titans in Week 8. He has played in eight games (five starts) this season, and has 17 tackles, five pass defends and an interception.
Williams, a second-year player out of Alabama, suffered a right knee injury in last Sunday’s game against the Miami Dolphins. The extent of Williams’ injury is still unknown, but this confirms it is serious enough for him to miss at least the next three games. The Bengals only have four games left, so it’s unlikely that Williams returns for the season finale against the Baltimore Ravens.
Williams had played in 10 games this season at left tackle. He suffered a stinger injury against the Cleveland Browns in Week 7 and missed the following two games because of it.